Sleep Issues Insomnia with Naltrexone LDN Information Research
Tips for Sleep Issues (Insomnia) with Naltrexone
LDN Information Research
Seep issues (insomnia) are common with LDN along with many other things. It is in the top 5 ailments people see a doctor about. Here are some IMPORTANT sleep tips.....
Step 1: Eliminate caffeine within 6 hours of sleep.
It’s not earth-shattering advice by any means to avoid caffeine if you want fall asleep and avoid being up all night. But most people highly underestimate the true power caffeine has on the body.
In healthy adults, caffeine affects the nervous system for five to six hours on average. Even if you don’t physically feel the awakening buzz you normally associate with caffeine, your body still does and will inhibit you from falling asleep and staying asleep.
Step 2: Develop a regular sleep schedule.
Your body has a natural circadian rhythm which dictates the optimal time your body needs to spend awake and asleep. When we constantly go to sleep and awaken at different times, it causes chaos on this circadian rhythm, which leaves you feeling groggy and tired.
As an example, look at your weekend. When the weekends come around, most of us tend to stay up later and sleep in more. Our bodies do not like this cycle disruption.
This is why you may wake up groggy on the weekends and exhausted on Monday morning. It’s very important for your body to stick to the routine of when you go to bed and wake up.
Step 3: Limit electronic devices two hours prior to sleep.
When the sun goes down, your body naturally begins to produce a hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is responsible for telling the body that it’s time to sleep, and it keeps us asleep throughout the night.
However, a certain wavelength of light known as "blue" light suppresses melatonin. Blue light is the type of light typically emitted by devices such as televisions, computer screens and cell phones.
So when the sun goes down at night and you’re still watching TV and/or sitting in front of your computer, you’re actually setting yourself up for a less-than-optimal night of sleep.
Step 4: Take cold showers before bed.
Your body temperature is a key factor getting a good night’s sleep. If you’re like some Americans, you take a shower before bed. When we take a warm shower close to bed, we raise our body temperature, which naturally falls around 10 p.m. You simply can’t get to sleep as easily if your body temperature is too warm.
One study by researchers in Lille, a city in northeastern France, found that"subjects fell asleep faster and had a better overall quality of sleep following behaviors that cooled the body, such as taking a cold shower right before bed."[Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep]
Not only do cold showers help you get to sleep and stay asleep, they also provide many other incredible health benefits including:
Healthy skin and hair
Decreased inflammation in the body
Step 5: Sleep with your phone on airplane mode.
I, like many Americans, use my cell phone as an alarm to wake up in the morning. But the mistake many of us make is not turning on airplane mode on our phone, leaving the wireless signal still active.
This wireless signal gives off an electromagnetic field, also known as EMF.
EMF cripples mitochondria, which are the power plants of every cell in the body and promotes oxidative damage. In addition, it heightens brain activity function from a beyond-alert state to a more-stressful beta state, making it nearly impossible to achieve adequate delta-rhythm sleep.
This pooled energy, upon reaching its threshold, "triggers" physiological and neurological repair, hormone synthesis, immune function and memory consolidation. Insufficient ATP pooling equals insufficient nighttime repair, hormone production, memory consolidation and immune function. Delta-rhythm is our deepest phase of sleep — when the brain, heart, respiration and organ systems slow down to a sufficient extent to where there is excess ATP (the body’s universal energy) available to pool inside the cells and re-energize the body.
So not only does EMF exposure not allow us to reach our deepest phase of sleep, it can also negatively affect many other bodily functions.
All five of these simple ways to improve your sleep can be used right away, with hardly any hassle at all. They are simple, but highly effective and can lead to a more efficient and optimally performing you.
I would love for you to try one of these or all of them yourself and let me know by sending us your feedback.
Happy and Healthy Investing,
Uncommon Wisdom Daily
I'm a big believer in Melatonin as an antioxidant. Melatonin has direct antioxidant power by strengthening cell membranes and nucleus, but it also somehow boost natural Glutathione production. I take 9 or 10mg every night and sometimes more. We know that optimal levels of Glutathione is needed for a healthy immune system.
Hello, heres some info on melatonin and autoimmune diseases another person on this forum shared. -Em
"In spite of melatonin's antioxidant properties, it has demonstrated a tendency to stimulate inflammation in patients with certain autoimmune disorders. A study published in the October 2007 issue of "British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology" demonstrated that rheumatoid arthritis actually worsened in study subjects who took melatonin. This finding both surprised and disappointed the study's authors, whose original hypothesis centered on the potential benefit from using melatonin to treat autoimmune diseases. However, these results mirrored those of other studies, which showed that melatonin stimulated immune cells to release inflammatory cytokines."
From the Mayo Clinic Site:
Melatonin has been linked to allergic skin reactions and autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by immune cells attacking the liver).
From John Hopkins: (partly cut and pasted by me):
"Melatonin and melatonin-containing supplements should be avoided in people with lupus and other autoimmune disorders because they may stimulate the immune system."
I also went on vitacost.com and looked at various labels of Melatonin, and most of the labels warned against taking it with auto-immune diseases.
According to neurologist Dr Turel, if you take LDN around 10pm at night and wake up in the middle of the night this is because the LDN has cleared the receptors (4-6 hours later) at which time you have a huge release of endorphins because LDN has upregulated the endorphin levels during the blockade period.
This is why some people who take it at night have trouble staying asleep as Dr Turel explains in this short youtube video
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I was wondering if you might know anything about melatonin and its affect on autoimmune? I've been taking it 'religiously' for some time now for sleep issues andts helped alot, but recently a woman on our LDN site alerted me to the thinking that it can
worsen autoimmune diseases or even cause one.
I have looked online and found that
there is a fair amount of information about this but some of it is contradictory, some say it can help others say it can worsen. I developed a horrible rare autoimmune disease of the hair follicle last summer. also have hashimotos.
Is this something you know anything about?